Orlando, FL, February 08, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Oasis Filtration Systems, a start-up making filtration technology available at a lower cost, has won an entrepreneurship grant from the Kpartnerz Foundation. The funding will allow Oasis to continue development of their multi-stage filtration platform.
An Oasis co-founder, Ludy Castro, a native of Angola, is an undergraduate from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida studying aeronautics. Oasis started its customer discovery process in Luanda, Angola, and found the water quality was in tragic condition. After consulting with industry experts and conducting customer development research, Oasis knew there needed to bring an affordable, customizable solution to solve the filtration needs of the Angolan citizens with a design simple enough to tailor to other impoverished regions.
“It is such an honor to win this award,” said Castro. “This is a great opportunity for us to move forward with Oasis. We are thankful that the Kpartnerz Foundation supports our commitment to take our technology and save lives in Angola. I appreciate all that the Foundation’s entrepreneurship initiative is doing to support local entrepreneurs.”
While there are plenty of filters currently in production, Oasis provides a solution that is customizable for different regions of the world. The multi-staged design allows the use of specialized filters to remove certain contaminants such as dirt, iron, bacteria, or viruses. This simple yet functional design allows people around the world to have a low-cost solution to their water quality problems.
“The Kpartnerz Foundation is pleased to continue to support the outstanding students at Embry-Riddle,” added Allen Kupetz, executive director of Kpartnerz.
About the Kpartnerz Foundation
The Kpartnerz Foundation, a Florida not-for-profit corporation, helps students and recent graduates join co-working spaces, attend conferences and tradeshows, and participate in competitions. Startups that are not yet in a position to be funded can apply. Acceptance criteria is focused on impact, namely how will this grant impact the ability of the startup to move forward on the path toward continued development.